Soetes & Sop: 21 Jul – 22 Jul

Cheeseburger, mushroom & port, eisbein, chicken curry, Mexican meatball, waterblommetjie or biltong & blue cheese – these are just a few of the soups being served at this year’s Breedekloof Soetes & Soup festival, taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July.

This lively winter festival, hosted at the various wineries in the Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini, and Breede River areas, will serve you complimentary cups of steaming homemade country soup accompanied by a glass of red or dessert wines. Soetes & Soup is a showcase of the Breedekloof’s finest wines and hearty homemade soups, once again reiterating why this valley is fast becoming known as “South Africa’s most generous wine route”.

Highlights over the festival weekend include live entertainment by various artists, including pop-country trio Black Byrd at Deetlefs Wine Estate, the popular Klipwerf Boereorkes at Opstal Estate, and Viljoen Retief & Twee at Merwida; a 5 course-Soetes & Soup pairing dinner with celebrated chef Pete Goffe-Wood at Bosjes; traditional country cuisine, including homemade soups, roosterkoeke and sosaties; hiking trails; various stalls; and plenty of entertainment for the children.

Festival passes cost R150 a person and can only be bought at Your ticket will include a tasting glass, a soup mug and a coupon booklet. Soups and wine tastings at participating wineries are included in the ticket price. No tickets will be available for sale on the weekend – only a limited number of tickets are available online. Please note this is a self-drive, decentralised event so responsible consumption is advised. To this end there is also a designated drivers pass for R100 p.p. which only includes your soup mug and coupon booklet, no wine.

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